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ADTRAN Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work environment fosters teamwork (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Place to work, great people (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Absolutely zero career progression no matter how good you are (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, get the job done mentality is pervasive. Good benefits, strong financials, solid company.

    Cons

    Lack of structure and process can make it a challenge for some.


  2. "Product Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great company, fair compensation

    Cons

    Stress, Sometimes Hard to find a work/life balance


  3. "Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is conservative in business philosophy but aggressive in selected product development. As a mid-size company, we have the resources needed to invest in the business for the long-term

    Cons

    Organic growth is highly valued as opposed to growth through M&A. That can be good and bad. It just depends on the area of the business which has the most potential--these typically use most of the resources.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Maintain aggressive projects for key technologies in which the company can establish long-term ROI


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "The people make ADTRAN great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people I work with and the management team. All seem to care about the customers and the ADTRAN brand. All work hard, equally, to ensure that we produce the best solutions and provide the best services for our customers. Makes me proud to work for ADTRAN.

    Cons

    Management team is fiscally responsible to our shareholders. We run lean always, because who enjoys a layoff? Down side to this is that there is little movement and little room for growth and development. You are needed right where you are.

    Advice to Management

    We have the best and most dedicated engineers in the industry. Give us more training and the flexibility to work on different products each year.


  6. "Co-op at Adtran"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN as an intern

    Pros

    Adtran has a great co-op program for this area. Adtran pays co-ops decently, provides an apartment, and pays for one class every semester you work (requires at least a B). Being a co-op or an intern at Adtran will definitely teach you a lot and prepare you for the industry.

    Cons

    Very traditional and most people who work there have worked there a long time and are set in their ways.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, decent benefits, small town, less traffic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people, laid back attitude, no work pressure.

    Cons

    Conservative, individual offices makes it isolated work place. Vast product portfolio of products.

    Advice to Management

    Too many products to manage. Too many customers to handle. Managing all these things can go out of hand.


  8. "Nice Work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ADTRAN (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, open door policy, easy to work with other Engineering groups, Challenge when upper management doesn't see same vision

    Cons

    sub-par starting salary compared to surrounding hi-tech companies in the research park area


  9. "Advanced Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Advanced Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ADTRAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always working with smart people. Everyone cares about getting the job done and delivering to the customer.

    Cons

    Company struggles at times to embrace modern software techniques and practices


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facilities, the main campus has a café, gym, and the grounds are well kept. Very good culture where the co-workers are friendly and the managers are laid back towards the ones working for them. Very successful company that has been profitable since its start in 1985.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chances for moving up into a higher paying position. The raises for the last 5-6 years have been subpar.


  11. "design verification engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very nice facilities, onsite gym, cafeteria

    Cons

    hard to get outside training



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